Assertive Community Treatment (Act) Team Leader

Volunteers Of America - Greater Baton Rouge Lafayette , LA 70593

Posted 7 months ago

Our Lafayette region has an immediate opening for a team leader to head up the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team!!

The ACT Team Leader establishes, administers, and directs the program of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), a self-contained clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified clients with severe and persistent mental illness.

The ACT Team Leader:

Supervises and evaluates the multidisciplinary team (nurses, mental health counselors, substance abuse professionals, case managers and a peer support professional

Coordinates appropriate psychiatric support to ensure service excellence and comprehensive services to program clients

Functions as a practicing clinician on the team

Directs the day-to-day clinical operations of the ACT team including scheduling staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage for daily shifts and on-call hours

Leads the daily organizational staff meetings and treatment planning and coordination of treatment activities to ensure immediate attention to their client's changing needs

Directs and coordinates the client admission process for the program in coordination with the psychiatrist

Schedules the admission interview

Develops and coordinates the initial assessment and initial treatment plan

Assigns the most appropriate staff to the client

Provides clinical supervision of the treatment team

Carries out and documents quality-assurance activities

Reviews use of program services

Develops and maintains program policies and procedures and revises as necessary

The ACT Team Leader must possess:

Master's Degree in nursing, social work, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology or is a psychiatrist

Must be a licensed mental health practitioner (LCSW or LPC)

Strong clinical skills

Experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses

A clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of the target population served

Supervisory and program management experience is desirable

BENEFITS:

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge offers a comprehensive benefit package to include: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 403-B Pension Plan, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurances, Life Insurance, 10 paid annual holidays, Vacation and Sick leave.

An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any legally protected status. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.


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Assertive Community Treatment (Act) Team Leader

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